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livebearers keep dying on me


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hey everyone

i have a 125L tank running at 28 degrees, has pea sized gravel at the bottom and a powerhead and undergravel filter.

i have guppies, mollies, platies and swords in the tank.

each day i seem to be losing 1 or 2 or 3 fish.

I would get rid of the fish but they are my daughters and i cant do it to her lol

what do i need to do to stop these guys from dying... they dont have any white spot or fungus etc... but they seem to have their fins folded in and shaking odly..

any help would be greatly appreciated

-Baz

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Although guppys can handle higher temps temperarilly, it can bring on cullamaris(sp) they actually do better in temps 20-24o ..

Plus i would be looking at the ammonia, nitrite levels as well since the tank is new.

If you do decide to drop the temp, do it slowly over a few days not in one hit.

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GEt some cycle or stability seachem for increasing the good bacteria for better tank cycle.

Move some media from other tank to help accelerate the tank cycle.

All the best

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GEt some cycle or stability seachem for increasing the good bacteria for better tank cycle.

Move some media from other tank to help accelerate the tank cycle.

All the best

thanks everyone

they seem happy now...had a new batch of fry this morning :)

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  • 2 weeks later...

What was you water ph etc, same as fish you put in?

Sounds like you didnot cycle it for long enough or add bacteria from another sauce.

I would not have the temp so high, 24 is fine for livebearers.

From what you say about the fish something is wrong with the water.

Moe info allways helps.

Hope they continue to live.

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  • 10 years later...
Guest johnw83

it could be calamanaris or gill flux guppies are prone to them to illnesses I keep my endler guppies water temp at 24 and have no dramas with sickness or any thing u may want to add an indian ammond leaf into your tank cheers john

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